Archive for June, 2008

St. Louis Pachyderm picnic tonight

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

The St. Louis County Pachyderms will host their annual picnic tonight, June 27, at Creve Coeur Park from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. The picnic is in the Taco Bell Shelter near the park entrance at Dorsett and Marine. Food and soda will be provided for a small contribution. All Republican voters, candidates and activists are invited. RSVPs are requested to Pachyderm president David Stokes at (314) 721-3948. Day

Friday, June 20th, 2008

We interrupt this political season to announce that TODAY is Day. Wherever you are today, please take a moment to raise your voice in concern over the hostile takeover attempt by the Belgian company, InBev.

Sign the on-line Petition today at Mark your calendar for the Freedom Rally on July 5th at Al Hrabosky’s Ballpark Saloon next to Busch Stadium.

And please pass this information on to a friend.

Jim Talent to headline June 14 rally for Shamed Dogan

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

June 10, 2008

Contact: Stacey Goodwin
(501) 206-6943

Talent says Dogan “will be a leading legislative voice in Jefferson City and someone to watch in Missouri politics for years to come.”

Former U.S. Senator Jim Talent will headline a rally on Saturday, June 14 for Shamed Dogan, Republican candidate for State Representative in Missouri’s 88th District. “I am glad to support Shamed’s candidacy because I have known him for several years and I know that he is a hard-working economic and social conservative who will serve his district well,” said Talent.

Talent added that “I have been either a member or an observer of the Missouri Legislature for more than two decades, and I can tell you now that Shamed will be a leading legislative voice in Jefferson City and someone to watch in Missouri politics for years to come.”

The host committee for Dogan’s rally includes Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, State Representatives Jane Cunningham, Kenny Jones, Tim Jones, Bob Onder, Mark Parkinson, Dwight Scharnhorst and Rick Stream, and Missouri Young Republicans Chair Monica Durrwachter, among others. The event is open to the public and will be held at the Pointe at Ballwin Commons from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on June 14. For more information, contact the campaign at

Shamed Dogan was born and raised in St. Louis County. He graduated from Yale University in 2000 and served as a legislative assistant for Senator Jim Talent from 2003 to 2006 where he helped write federal “Pass with Care” legislation and advised the senator on a range of issues including transportation, energy, and immigration. In 2007, Dogan was selected as one of the St. Louis Business Journal’s 30 Under 30, named the St. Louis Young Republicans’ Man of the Year and included in Who’s Who in Black St. Louis. He lives in Ballwin with his wife, Sara. The Dogans are expecting their first child in September.

Kenny Hulshof to speak to St. Louis County Pachyderms June 6

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Kenny Hulshof will be speaking at the weekly lunch of the St. Louis County Pachyderms on Friday, June 6. Lunch begins at noon at Trattoria Branica, 10411 Clayton Road in Le Chateau Village.

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